Sgt. Rector McCollum, a 32-year-veteran of the Dallas Police Department was named officer of the year at a ceremony Feb. 19.
Sponsored by Success North Dallas, the Prestonwood Country Club ceremony honored the sergeant who is assigned to the Youth Division. McCollum has previously worked for Central Patrol, the Tactical Division, the Fugitive Unit and the Northeast Investigative Unit.
McCollum has also volunteered as a mason of Scottish Rite, and served as a volunteer on the Hughston Elementary Committee Program. If his work doesn’t speak for itself maybe his bagpipe skills do. Sgt. McCollum plays the instrument at many events and is the reason DPD has a bagpiper. The department says he’s the reason the Dallas Police and Fire Pipes and Drums organization exists.
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